Some children enjoy playing in the bath and love the taste of toothpaste, but lots of other children don’t. Here are some stories that might help young children to understand why being clean can help keep them healthy and safe.
Yikes, Stinkysaurus! – Pamela Butchart and Sam Lloyd
Stinkysaurus is the smelliest dinosaur in the whole world and the other dinosaurs decide it is time for him to have a bath. Can they turn Stinkysaurus into a clean dinosaur?
I Keep Clean – Liz Lennon
Using simple words and colourful photographs, this book helps young children find out how to keep clean.
Blow Your Nose, Big Bad Wolf – Steve Smallman and Bruno Merz
When the three little pigs won’t give the wolf a tissue, their houses are blown down by his sneezes! To make matters worse, they then catch his cold.
Jumblebum – Chae Strathie and Ben Cort
Johnny’s mum thinks his room is a mess, but he doesn’t care… until all his clutter attracts the terrible Jumblebum Beast.
Big Smelly Bear – Britta Teckentrup
Dealing with the sensitive subject of personal hygiene and body odour, this is well handled and has been depersonalised by using bears. A fun approach but still gets the message across.